Dr. Ashley Ng, Minnesota violinist, is a freelance musician and music teacher based in the Twin Cities.

Serving as the Associate Principal Second Violinist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, Ashley enjoys performing in orchestral and chamber music ensembles throughout the Midwest.

Passionate about performing new music, Ashley is a founding member of the 10th Wave Chamber Music Collective: a musician-led ensemble that collaborates with both local and historically excluded artists and composer of color to perform new music and provide an inclusive concert experience throughout the Twin Cities and online communities.

Ashley is proud to be a faculty member of the MacPhail Center for Music where she began her musical studies as an 8-year-old.  Ashley is involved both as a private teacher as well as working with group classes and MacPhail’s School Partnerships program. Most recently she took on the role of assistant conductor with the New Horizons Orchestra in 2022. Ashley has also been a faculty member at Yinghua Academy’s Music Conservatory, Roseville Summer Orchestra Camp, and Mounds View Schools Summer Orchestra. 

In addition to completing her Doctor in Musical Arts at the University of Minnesota, Ashley also holds a Bachelors degree from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s degree from Boston University in violin performance. Her former teachers include Young Nam Kim, Lucia Lin, Lynn Chang, and Cheryl Stewart.

Favorite non-musical hobby: Cooking!

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